D Sale of the Week: 11116 Pinocchio Dr.
The Disney Streets may not be so “happy” these days, but the area is still the Aladdin’s lamp of mid-century modern masterpieces.
It’s called Rhapsody House because it’s in tune with the oaks, maples, and lush greens surrounding it. 11116 Pinocchio Dr. is not only on a huge 103-by-171-foot corner lot, but it’s also adjacent to a greenbelt in the coveted Disney Streets. Built in 1955 by Gordon Nichols and designed by architect Thomas Scott Dean, Rhapsody House was the first concrete ridge frame home built in Dallas. To this day it remains nearly fireproof, rot proof, and waterproof, thanks to its wood-free exterior. Mid-century fanatics, eat your heart out: the three-bedroom, two-bath home has original white terrazzo floors in pristine condition, and glass transoms throughout highlight the sloping roofline. A floating closet with wood defines and separates the living room from the formal dining, and the kitchen has been brought into the 21st century sensitively, maintaining that “Donna Reed” feel. Just like the Dick Van Dyke Show, there’s even a pass-through between the kitchen and dining room and so much mid-century you might just see Loretta Young walk through the patio door.